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Writing Workshop for Teens!

September 19, 2012 - 8:22am -- Nikki

Do you love to write? Do you dream of seeing your stories in print?

Here's your chance to learn more about the writing process. We're hosting a writing workshop that is just for teens (ages 12-18) with award winning author, Laura Resau, author of 7 books including The Queen of Water, Red Glass, and The Indigo Notebook. Laura will teach her Creating Vivid Characters workshop using various activities.

Free the Books! Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

September 17, 2012 - 8:13am -- Tara

Did you know that over 11,000 books have been challenged since Banned Books Week began in 1982? Celebrate your freedom to read and check out a banned book today!

The library enthusiastically supports an individuals freedom to choose what they read and to express their own unique opinions. Having multiple viewpoints available to you is a fundamental right that libraries work hard to protect.

What is your favorite banned book? Some famous banned books include:

Make your own games!

August 15, 2012 - 9:15am -- nate
24 years ago, I spent a summer in front of my brand-new Atari XE (Dad was convinced the NES wouldn't be successful), playing Rescue on Fractalus!, an early LucasArts 8-bit game that made me scream so often that my mother asked me to stop playing it (it was really scary when I was 11). Games have been a part of my life ever since, and I'd always dreamed of making my own.

Library of the Living Dead: Preparing the Central Library for the Zombie Apocalypse

We’ve been hearing about the upcoming zombie apocalypse for quite some time—even the CDC has a zombie preparedness web page! Even though it’s coming, not many people have taken the steps to prepare themselves. The teens at the Central Library decided to remedy this problem. With tons of books about zombies, maps of the Central Library, and a lot of creativity, the teens created a zombie safety plan.

Writing Inspiration for Teens from Author Mary Jane Beaufrand

June 4, 2012 - 10:22am -- angela

We're happy to present you with a guest post from Mary Jane Beaufrand, author of Dark River (formerly The River).

Hang around writers long enough and you’ll inevitably get The Story. “I turned in this rough draft to my college professor and it came back dripping red with edits. It looked like it had been slaughtered. He said I would never amount to anything as a writer.”

“I showed my work to my high school teacher and they told me I couldn’t bend the truth like that.”

Looking for something awesome to read?

Do you know exactly the kind of book you want to read next, or are you looking for something different?

Do you really like funny stories? Perhaps steampunk is more your thing? Maybe you need to read some historical fiction for school? Looking for more books like A Child Called It? We have many excellent teen book lists for you to choose from.

Denver Area Teen Wins Reading Contest and $2,000 for Denver Public Library!

January 27, 2012 - 2:45pm -- angela

Denver teen, Jesus Reyes, age 17, was selected among hundreds of entries as a regional winner of YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Association) WrestleMania Reading Challenge, and in March he traveled to Miami where he won the championship which came along with ringside seats to Wrestlemania XXVIII. Reyes, an avid fan of professional wrestling, is a customer at Denver Public Library’s Athmar Park Branch Library.

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